|MACHUNAS: A Performance Oratorio in Four Colors|
The story of “MACHUNAS” is an emblem of the end of twentieth century culture, in all its tragedy, irony, delusions and immense vitality. It’s inspired by and based on four key episodes in the life and death of George Maciunas, an architect, artist, activist and founder of the Fluxus art movement, the last avant-garde utopia of the modern era. His name is misspelled on purpose, both due to phonetic considerations and the desire to separate this story from any accurate description of his lif...
Keywords: Music; 21st century classical; Music Theater; Secular oratorios; Fluxus
|Other Minds Festival 15: Concert 3 - Other Minds|
The third and final concert of the 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) was held in San Francisco on March 6, 2010. Of all the three featured concerts of the 2010 Festival this may have been the most diverse. It began with the world premiere of Gyan Riley’s composition for jazz quartet, commissioned for this event by Other Minds. This is followed by two works by the long established minimalist composer Tom Johnson, who began his career as a music critic for the Village Voice before m...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 15; Music; New Music; Minimal Music; 21st Century Classical; Jazz
|Other Minds Festival 15: Concert 2 - Other Minds|
The second concert of the 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) was held in San Francisco on March 5, 2010. In typical OM fashion the concert was a mix of both the old and the young, the established and the new. The evening featured two spatially immersive tape pieces by the young English composer Natasha Barrett, who incorporates ambient sounds, fragments of text, and carefully placed electronic sounds in her engaging acoustamitic compositions...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 15; New Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; 21st Century Classical; Music